Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 21 Nov 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Nov 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett Esq. 			Newcastle 21st Novembr 1732

Hld Sr, 

I am informed a Petition is forwarded to you by the Grovers at Moohope and back'd by Mr Geog Robson of Ninebanks to suffer them to <pay> their half shifts to Mr Toppin for officiating at Ninebanks Chapple. If you have reced any such Application, I am humbly of Opinion it will be well to defer giving any <g....> of it till you return into the Country, for it's a thing that may require some consideration, the People know you are at Liberty to subscribe what they please, but gaining your directions before all workmen at Moohope to pay shifts to Ninebanks Chapple may be a president for making that and every new Grove tributary to some Chaple or other, Moohope was never so hopeful as now, Mr Armstrong writes me they have discovered a <Sun> Vein about six <qua> distant from the first, that is also likely to prove every good, Mr Cuthbts had the Materialls for forming a Bill about the disputed ground, but Mr Clarke has taken them all from him, & I do not certainly know when he will finish it, I hear Mr Whitfield is preparing to make the best Defence he can, the Discovery I mentioned sometime ago, near Hexham, proves to be only some scattered Oar, I have shiped Jeney the Laundry Maid five Potts wild <...>, & when you order me will remitt you three hundred pounds wch is all in my power to do at present, Fenwick & Waters owe £400 for Lead of wch they can pay me no part, if you should be <straitned> before I can make you a further Return please to draw upon them agreable to Mr Fenwicks Lre to Mr Le Quesne. I am etc J.R.

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